Friday of the 18th Week in Ordinary Time
Memorial of Saint Clare, virgin
August 11, 2017
Ps 77:12-16, 21
USCCB Podcast of the Readings:
For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it,
but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.
Is it possible to live forever in this World without death? Yes, it is possible through the grace of Jesus. Jesus lived forever through his resurrection. When the followers of Christ believe in Jesus and follow him by Words and deeds, they walk in the spirit and not human instinct. When I was in high school our Biology teacher taught us how to graft the plant in to a superior hybrid plant. I remember grafting a Bougainvillea plant of red colour in to a White colour plant. When the plant grafted in to one single plant, the flowers of those grafted plant turned in to both the colours white and red. This kind of grafting must happen to every follower of Christ. When we unite our crosses in to the Cross of Christ, our life gets united to his life and his life flows in to our veins and we become Divine human beings. These types of people are called Christians, these people do not die but live forever. When we believe in Jesus the life of the Holy Spirit flows in to us and we start walking not as per our human mind but by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. The spirit of Jesus comes and dwells in our heart and guides us in to his ways. The people who walk as per human instinct die like an animal because human life is not everlasting or spiritual but decaying and temporory. These kinds of people live for this World and live for themselves. God created the Earth so that the man may glorify God through the Earth and not to lust at the earthly things. These very earthly things take us away from God, if we do not use them for God’s glory. Walking with spirit or the Word of God is an art and disciplinary decision of ourselves. Many people get this free gift by transformation experience by God’s mercy and love. This transformation transfers us for a period and gives a foretaste of the Divine Experience. This transformation does not remain long for a long time, if we do not follow the inspiration or live as per the Word of God. Let us pray to have this Experience and walk in his ways .It is so good , people who have tasted this experience have left the World and followed him throughout their life. This life is much superior and peaceful and heavenly where no worries of this World trouble us but persecution remain but does not matter to the Divine human beings.